Connie Post has many published works. Her first full length collection “Floodwater” was the winner of the 2014 Lyrebird Award from Glass Lyre Press. She has two books from Finishing Line Press “And When The Sun Drops” and “Trip Wires”.
Connie Post’s poetry has been published widely and has appeared in the following Literary Journals:
Apparatus Magazine, Adanna, The Aurorean , Arsenic Lobster, Blood Root Literary Magazine, Blue Fifth Review, Barnwood International, Big Muddy, Calyx, Comstock Review, Cold Mountain Review, Chiron Review,Crab Creek Review Copperfield Review, Caesura, Clackamas Literary Review Carquinez Poetry Review, California Quarterly, Convergence, DMQ Review, Dogwood, Hardpan, Iodine Poetry Journal, I 70 Review, Karamu, Kalliope, Kentucky Review, Main Street Rag, Monterey Poetry Review, Mid West Poetry Review, Mobius, Oberon, Palooka, Pirene’s Fountain, Psychic Meatloaf, Prick of the Spindle, Poemeleon, RiverSedge, Slipstream, Song of the San Joaquin, Snail Mail Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Toronto Quarterly The Dirty Napkin, Timber Creek Review The Tule Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Great American Poetry Show, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Up the Stair Case Literary Review, West Trestle Review, Untitled Country Review, White Pelican Review, Two Bridges Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Spillway and Verse Daily.
Marin Poetry Center Anthology 2008, 2010, 2012
When the Muse Calls – Poems for the Creative Life
(edited by Kathryn Ridall) (http://www.kathryn-ridall.com)
A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows and Ravens –
“80 Poets of the Golden State Hold Forth on the Theme of Crows and Ravens” (www.greenpoetpress.com)
Sacramento Voices Anthology 2014
First Water Best of Pirene’s Fountain , Glass Lyre Press 2013
Poeming Pigeons June 2015 – Published by the Poetry Box – Poems about Birds
Weatherings – Future Cycle Press June 2015 – Poems about homeland, metamorphosis, and our earth.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
Winner of the 2016 Crab Creek Review Poetry Award
Winner of the 2009 Caesura Poetry Contest
Poetry Center of San Jose http://www.poetrycentersanjose.org/
Winner of The Dirty Napkin Cover Prize Volume 2.2 Spring 2009 visit www.thedirtynapkin.com
Second Place in the 2011 Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest, Third place in the 2015 Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest
Finalist/Runner up in the 2008 Lois Cranston Memorial Prize – Calyx
Finalist and or Special Merit Award Winner in the Comstock Review Muriel Craft Bailey Awards; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015
Third Prize in the Bloodroot Literary Awards 2013
Finalist, 2014 I 70 Review Gary Gildner Award
Two time winner of the Lydia Wood Grand Prize/ Las Positas Spring Arts Contest
First Prize: Montclair Poetry Meet May 2003
B Jo Kinnick Award 1996 – Ina Coolbrith
First Prize in 2004 Pleasanton Poetry and Arts Contest
First Prize in 1999 Bay Area Poets Coalition contest
First Prize in the 1998 Poets Dinner Contest
First Prize in October 2003 Ina Coolbrith:
First Prize in March 2006 Poets Dinner, First Prize in 2013 Poets Dinner Contest in “People”
First Prize in the December 2007 “Best of your Best” contest for California State Poetry Society”
First Prize in the 90th Annual Ina Coolbrith Contest (2009) in the category of “Poets Choice”
First Prize in the December 2009 “Best of your Best” contest for California State Poetry Society”
First Prize in the Ina Coolbrith Circle 2011 Awards in the “people” category
Connie has earned over 100 awards in poetry.
Connie Post has been an advocate for autism for many years. She has presented to many local community colleges and groups on the subject of parenting and advocacy. She has served as a Keynote speaker for professional and parent groups alike. She weaves her poetry throughout her discussions as a way to reach her audiences. Connie has been writing about the experience of parenting a son with autism for twenty years.